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Looking for things to do, see and eat in the Tampa Bay area? We have you covered. The following guides can help you navigate the region’s hottest restaurants, annual events, biggest attractions, best ways to shop local and so much more.

People visit Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World on April 18, 2022.  It took some time, but Florida’s 10 major theme parks are moving out of their post-pandemic blues and once again offering new rides and attractions to see this summer.
Here’s what you can find that wasn’t there the last time you visited Disney, Universal or Busch Gardens.
  1. Customers lined up for food at the Pinellas African American Heritage Celebration at Pinewood Cultural Park in Largo on Feb. 24, 2024.
  2. A pair of manatees is visible from the Manatee Viewing Center near Tampa Electric Company’s Big Bend Station in Apollo Beach in South Hillsborough County on Jan. 17. The mammals are drawn to the toasty-warm waters here.
  3. The Ravani Cake is a must for dessert at Allelo in St. Petersburg.
  4. Guests dine at the Pearl in March.
  5. A cherry-dipped cone is served at Dairy Joy in South Tampa.
  6. Wright's Gourmet House in Tampa's festive fare includes peppermint chocolate cupcakes.
  7. The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg is the only museum in the world dedicated to that period.
  8. A cheesesteak sandwich, made with sliced ribeye, fresh American cheese and a sesame-seeded house roll, is fresh out of the kitchen at The Violet Stone, 2134 Ninth Ave. N., in St. Petersburg.
  9. Apple Snyder prepares a drink at King State Coffee in Tampa in June 2020.
  10. Bianco di Ampeleia, 2017, from Tuscany in Italy, is pure into a glass at Cru Cellars on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 in Tampa.
  11. Halloween is just around the corner as evidenced by this array of carved pumpkins displayed in the front yard of a Tampa area home .
  12. Canadian Maurice Harquail of Ottawa gets a couple of pecks on his cheeks from friends Heidi Watson, left, and Kerry Kinsalla, both of Port Richey, while attending Flanagan's Irish Pub's 2015 St. Patrick's Day Street Festival on Tuesday in downtown Dunedin. The annual party is celebrated with live music, bagpipers, Irish step dancers, traditional Irish food and beer.
  13. People walk, dine and shop near the Water Street neighborhood in Tampa on Thursday, June 29, 2023.
  14. A chicken crosses 7th Avenue in Ybor City on Friday, May 19, 2023.
  15. Morgan Zuch mixes up a cocktail at Mandarin Heights in Tampa.
  16. A standup paddle board yoga class moves into the Reverse Warrior pose while balancing on their boards as the towards the end of an evening on the water on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 in Gulfport.
  17. The movie theater on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch.
  18. Budae Jjigae - Kimchi soup with vegetables, pork, spam and ramen, with Korean side dishes at Dooriban, 600 66th St N. in St. Petersburg.
  19. Norma Bauerschmidt visited the Sponge Docks at Tarpon Springs in December 2015 as part of her travels around the county. [Driving Miss Norma | Facebook]
  20. Check out the funky public art at WhimzeyLand, also known as the "bowling ball house," in Safety Harbor.
  21. Visitors to the Don CeSar hotel, at 3400 Gulf Blvd, enjoy the water at St Pete Beach.
  22. A yellow Pirate Water Taxi boat floats down the river near the Tampa Riverwalk in Tampa in 2018.
  23. The splash pad at Curtis Hixon Park is one of the many ways to get some relief from this week's heat wave.
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